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Tetramerotarsata Liberevenata Turbanoculata
Anteropatellata Baetovectata Baetungulata - Caribaetis)
Nomen hierarchicum: Caribaetis/g(1) [g:1992]
In circumscription fits:
— subgen. Caribaetis Kluge 1992a: 13
References. Kluge 1992: * *
Autapomorphies of Caribaetis.
Characters of Caribaetis of unclear phylogenetic status.
() Larval antennae bases are not turned together, frons between them does not form a keel (unlike Fallceon and some other taxa – see Index of characters [1.1.3]).
Plesiomorphies of Caribaetis.
In mature larva ready to moult to subimago, buds of subimaginal gonostyli are folded under larval cuticle by the "Nigrobaetis-type": 2nd segment of gonostylus is directed posteriorly and curved by its convexity medially and by apex laterally [see Baetovectata (3)] (unlike Baetofemorata and Labiobaetis/f1 – see Index of characters [2.3.9]).
Larval paracercus is developed.
Size. Fore wing length 3–6 mm (see Tetramerotarsata).
Comment. Lugo-Ortiz & McCafferty & Waltz 1994 suggested to unite Caribaetis with Fallceon in one taxon of genus rank, but have not suggested any apomorphic or unique characters for this taxon. Later (Lugo-Ortiz & McCafferty 1996) they united several genera into a "Baetodes complex" which is characterized only by presence of a seta on posterior side of claw, ignoring the fact that such seta is present in Caribaetis, but absent in Fallceon.
Nominal species in Caribaetis/g(1):
alcarrazae Kluge 1992 [Baetis (Caribaetis)] --/
grandis Gonzalez-Lazo & Salles 2007 [Fallceon]
planifrons Kluge 1992 [Baetis (Caribaetis)] — typus nominis Caribaetis --/
Baetovectata INCERTAE SEDIS
Turbanoculata INCERTAE SEDIS